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November 30th, 2014

Alexander (Metro) Midock, 92

December 1, 2014

Alexander (Metro) Midock, 92, of New Kensington, died peacefully, surrounded by his children, on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Willows Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont, Pa.

He was born Nov. 13, 1922, in DeLancey (Adrian), Pa., the oldest son of the late Nicholas and Mary (Brudnock) Midock.

On Oct. 18, 1947, he married Elizabeth (Walker) Midock of Anita Pa., who preceded him in death. They were married for 64 years.

Mr. Midock was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an active and devoted member of St. Peter and Paul’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Tarentum, Pa.

Anna Jane “Jane” Kennedy, 91

December 1, 2014

Anna Jane “Jane” Kennedy, 91, Indiana, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at St. Andrews Village in Indiana.

She was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Clifford and Florence (Reitz) Wachob.

On Nov. 24, 1946, she married Samuel A. Kennedy, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1986.

She was a homemaker and worked for the Quaker Market in Punxsutawney for five years.

She was a member of the Marchand United Methodist Church and also attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana, Pa.

Edward L. Henninger Jr., 65

December 1, 2014

Edward L. Henninger Jr., 65, of Oil City, President Township, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness.

He was born in Big Run, Jefferson County, on Oct. 22, 1949, to the late Edward L. and Olita Ione (Askey) Henninger.

He was a graduate of DuBois High School and attended nursing school at Clarion University. He graduated from college in Arizona after earning a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Mr. Henninger served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1973 and served aboard the USS Henley and the USS Forrestal.

November 28th

Christian J. Gaston, 90

November 28, 2014

Christian J. Gaston, 90, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Rossiter, Pa., the son of the late Tally and Catherine (Stambler) Gaston.

He graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1941.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 36th Calvary Mech Squad.

On July 7, 1944, he married Rosemary Flick, who survives.

He was a life member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Punxsutawney, where he served in numerous offices and activities.

Janet L. (Wolfgang) Dana-Fry, 73

November 28, 2014

Janet L. (Wolfgang) Dana-Fry, 73, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her home.

Mrs. Dana-Fry was born Sept. 5, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James and Ethelyn (Johnson) Wolfgang.

Mrs. Dana-Fry was preceded in death by her husband and eternal companion, Don Dana.

She was a 1960 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

Viola Baun, 86

November 28, 2014

Viola Baun, 86, of Altoona, formerly of Rochester Mills, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.

Mrs. Baun was born May 13, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward G. and Anna May (Stitt) Guyer.

She was a member of the Fellowship of the Silver Star and the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

On Aug. 22, 1952, she married her husband, David W. Williams II, who preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1967.

November 27th

Phyllis Miles Cole, 88

November 27, 2014

Phyllis Miles Cole, 88, of Mt. Dora, Florida, formerly of Shannondale, died Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Clarion, Pa.
Born on Feb. 4, 1926, in Mayport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. Shick and Florence Buffington Shick.

Phyllis graduated from Hawthorne High School.

She was married to Clyde E. Miles, who preceded her in death on May 20, 2008. She later married Doug O. Cole, who also preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2014.

November 25th

Howard P. Robbins Jr., 83

November 25, 2014

Howard P. Robbins Jr., 83, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at home.

He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Howard P. Robbins Sr. and Emma Mae (Jordan) Robbins, and grew up in Cloe.

On Feb. 8, 1953, he married Martha J. (Neal) Robbins, who survives.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School Class of 1949 and then graduated from Penn State.

Howard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.

Howard was an avid gardener and was a great baseball fan.

John Harley Dill Sr., 69

November 25, 2014

John Harley Dill Sr., 69, of Punxsutawney died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Oakland, California, a son of the late John Mell and Betty Ann (Pry) Dill.

On May 29, 1964, he married the former Theresa Ann Rhuby. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Mr. Dill proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era, where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with a bronze star and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.

He enjoyed collecting stamps.

November 24th

Millard "Bud" Hickox, 81

November 25, 2014

Millard "Bud" Hickox, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at home.

He was born March 22, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Millard and Mary (Sample) Hickox.

He was a laborer in the construction industry.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a Sgt. during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

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